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* Posts by wilhil

7 posts • joined 22 Nov 2011

D-Link: Oops! We'll slam shut that router backdoor by end of month

wilhil

I honestly can't understand why a bigger fuss hasn't been made.

We are not talking about an innocent little debug feature left in, or security hole by accident... This is a feature that was named Backdoor (all be it in reverse)... it was there and intended to be there.

Sort of makes me scared and wonder how many other devices have this sort of "feature" built in.

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Intel wants to reconstruct whole data centers with its chips and pipes

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Disk drives and switches!?

Intel does SSDs and Switches!

(Granted not core/main switches any more... but still good/capable switches!)

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Fujitsu tosses VMware cloud-in-a-box at biz newbies

wilhil

Too expensive

VMWare is just too bloody expensive.

I am all for going green/virtualising to save money and more - but, I just can't see any more how companies save money or resources by doing it.

For very small environments, just using the free ESX is absolutely great and it has saved me much money in the past, but, for a new project at work, I have been evaluating Vsphere as I really want the FT feature.... With the smallest support option, it is still over £3,000 per processor - I just can't justify it when we can buy extra servers for less.

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Alcatel Lucent axes 5,000 staff, takes right shoeing from rivals

wilhil

Average cost per employee

5000 people on average cost £150,000 each? (obviously including bonuses and everything).... but still wow...

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Google Street View comes to Israel

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Let me get this right...

If Google are allowed to add anything that is public, does this mean that if there are any big unavailable areas, it is a secret facility!?

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Laptop computers are crap

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FAIL

Or...

Or you can just do what we do at work and have the best of both worlds- give everyone a laptop, keyboard + mouse and an external screen.

You can keep your machine on the desk and all the benefits of a normal machine, with the added benefit that you can take the machine home at the end of the day / do work on the train!

Next article - Ipad isn't a viable desktop replacement, Wireless is rubbish compared to wired... Almost everything has a time/place!

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Market watcher ayes claim iPad 3 to sport 1536 x 2048 screen

wilhil

@short

I just looked at OCUK! I can't see one with that spec at that price! ... Can you give a link as I am urgently looking for a new IPS monitor!

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